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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
82V033000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
    • EXHAUST SYSTEM
      • MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

Summary

ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE MUFFLER GRASS SHIELDS WERE INADVERTENTLY OMITTED DURING MANUFACTURE. WITHOUT THE GRASS SHIELD, AND DURING CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE MUFFLER SURFACE TEMPERATURES COULD BECOME HOT ENOUGH TO EXCEED SPECIFIED STANDARDS AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR IGNITING TALL GRASSES IF THEY WERE PRESENT BENEATH A STANDING VEHICLE.

Remedy

DEALER WILL INSTALL GRASS SHIELDS ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES AT NO COST TO OWNER.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH ALTITUDE ENGINEEMISSION SYSTEMS.SYSTEM: FUEL; MUFFLER GRASS SHIELDS.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: A FIRE COULD START RESULTING IN VEHICLE DAMAGE ANDSERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

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